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Baseball - Freshman

Coach Kent Messer

The 2003 Freshman Baseball team consists of 18 players and 3 managers. This year, they have 26 games scheduled with participation in 3 tournaments.

All incoming freshman interested in trying out for Freshman Baseball are encouraged to enroll in the 8th period baseball class offered every fall (if not involved in another sport). The main focus of the course is to improve on the fundamentals of baseball as well as strength and conditioning training.

The Freshman Baseball Team will be determined before the conclusion of the Fall Semester. Tryouts begin in mid November and go through mid December (Lasting usually about 4 1/2 weeks during the athletic period only).

Baseball participation in the spring will consist of regular practice and games during Spring Break.

If you have any questions or need additonal information, contact Coach Kent Messer.


Summer Baseball Information
It looks like right now there are a number of options. Please understand that
these options relate to you as a parent and the players themselves
cooperatively. We encourage all our baseball players to play some sort of
summer baseball based on their own individual interests. Some like to play
60 games with weekend tournaments all over the country. Some would rather
play 20 games with vacation time or other travels. Whatever the case may
be, we encourage participation somewhere...

If you already have a summer league lined up, that is great...please do not
feel like you need to play on one of these teams or organizations...these
are just some options for people who are still looking...

Unfortunately, UIL restricts high school coaches from coaching their own
players during the summer, so we are on our own for finding coaches...any
volunteers or suggestions :)

Option #1
North Dallas Chamber
Numerous Chamber coaches will be holding tryouts over the next couple of
weeks. I recommend trying out for the Royals who are coached by Kory Byrd. (THIS TEAM IS NOW FULL)
There are other teams holding tryouts over the next couple of weeks, if interested, contact the North Dallas Chamber Baseball Association.
They play around 15-20 games with a Tournament in early July.

Option #2
Many of you have participated in BBI in the past and have a pretty good idea
with how to field a team. We can put our own team together and look for
someone to coach it or the boys can tryout for other teams. I will keep my
ears open for teams who are looking for players. BBI is a good league with
competive teams.

Option #3
Dallas Select
Numerous Dallas select teams will be holding tryouts around the Dallas area
over the next couple of weeks. The Dallas Mustangs organization will hold a
tryout the next three Sundays at First Baptist at 1:30 PM. (THE TRYOUT SCHEDULED FOR LAST SUNDAY, FEB. 23 WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. TRYOUTS WILL RESUME THIS SUNDAY) This is a good
organization that plays a lot of game at a highly competivie level. They
play 50+ games with 3-4 tournaments.

Option #4
Lake Highlands
Games are played Mon, Wed, & Fri at 6PM. Season starts the first week in
June. Play other JV teams around the Dallas Area (Richardson, Rowlett,
Plano, Mesquite). The only cost for the league is umpires which is $80 a
game and two baseballs per game. The umpire cost is split between both
teams on the day of the game, each team pays $40. The only other cost would be uniforms...if needed, and possibly a field fee.
We would need to put our own team together and find a coach as well.

Away Game Driving Directions

Garland - Naaman Forest High School (Scrimmage, February 10)
Go north on 75 to 190/George Bush Freeway. Go east on 190 to Elliot. Exit Elliot and Naaman Forest High School will be on the right.

Flower Mound - Flower Mound High School (Scrimmage, February 15)
From I-35E: Take the Main Street/1171 Exit. Go west about 4 miles. You will come to the FM 2499/FM 1171 (Cross Timbers) intersection. There will be a Kroger on your left. Continue straight through the intersection. Turn south (left) onto Old Settlers Road (it will be the third road on your left) and go about a half mile down the road. Turn right on Peters Colony then take your first left into the main entrance to Flower Mound High School.

Grand Prairie Turner Park (Tournament, February 20-22)
Go west on I-30 to Belt Line Road. Go south on Belt Line Road to Tarrant Road. Go west on Tarrant Road to North East 5th. Go south on North East 5th. The ball park is located on the top of a hill on the left side of the road.

Arlington - Bowie High School (February 25)
Take I-30 west to Hwy. 360 south. Take Hwy. 360 to I-20 west. Exit New York Ave. and go south. Stay on New York Ave. (it will wind around) until you get to Highbank Dr. Go left; the school is off Highbank Dr.

McKinney - McKinney High School (Tournament, February 28  March 2)
Take 75 north into McKinney. Exit Rockhill Road and go right (east). Stadium will be about a half mile from 75.

Dallas - Hillcrest High School (March 4)
Take Lovers Lane east to Hillcrest. Go left (north) on Hillcrest past Walnut Hill. Take the first right past Walnut Hill, field will be on the left.

Mesquite - Mesquite High School (March 7)
Take I-30 east to Hwy. 80. Continue east on Hwy. 80 to I-635. Take the south exit ramp. Continue south on I-635 to the Military/Scyene exit. Go east on Military about 2 miles to Mesquite High School. The address is 300 E. Davis Street (the field is on the north side of Military across the railroad tracks).

Southlake-Southlake Carroll High School (March 15)
Take Hwy. 114 west past DFW. Stay to the right on Hwy. 114 as you pass DFW. Exit Southlake Blvd. and go left (west). Stay on Southlake Blvd. for a few miles. School will be on the left past Southridge Lakes Pkwy.

Plano - Shepton High School (March 21)
Take Dallas Toll Way north past Hwy. 190. Exit Plano Pkwy. and go right (east). Stay on Plano Pkwy. for a few miles. Shepton High School will be on the left.

Arlington - Bowie High School (March 22)
Take I-30 west to Hwy. 360 south. Take Hwy. 360 to I-20 west. Exit New York Ave. and go south. Stay on New York Ave. (it will wind around) until you get to Highbank Dr. Go left, school is off Highbank Dr.

Wylie - Wylie High School (March 28)
Take 75 north to Hwy. 190/George Bush Freeway and go east. Exit Renner Rd. and go left (east). Continue on Renner Rd. until you come to Murphy Rd. Go left (north) on Murphy Rd. to Hwy. 544. Turn right (east) on 544, the school will be about a mile or two on the right. The baseball field is behind the school (take a right at the first entrance into the school and follow it around to the back).

Garland - Sachse High School (April 25)
Take 75 north to Hwy. 190/George Bush Freeway and go east. Stay on 190 east; it will turn into Northeast Pkwy. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Rd. Stay on Pleasant Valley Rd.; it will turn into Miles Rd. (be careful not to turn right on Miles Rd. or left on Old Miles Rd.). School is located at the intersection of Miles Rd. and Old Miles Rd.

Parent Representatives

Molly & Bob Halpin


Name Sort Number Sort
Ben Beecherl 2
Lucas Evanko 6
Matt West 7
Sam Gadd 10
Brian Mullen 11
Spencer Mabry 12
Scott Boston 16
Josh Meredith 17
David Foose 20
Sam Pierce 22
Ben Paschal 24
Patrick Henk 26
Ben Kardell 28
Will Lemon 34
Robert Shannon 36
Kelly Cavender 37
Carl Hendin 38
Andrew Henk 40
Tyler Grisham M
Scott Livingstone M
Scott Williams M


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